HRC Mining Consultants is a division of Hussein Ranchhod & Co., a legal law firm registered in terms of the laws of Zimbabwe. It is a member of the law Society of Zimbabwe, the International Bar Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom. The principals of this firm are Terence Hussein & Paresh Ranchhod, supported by a dedicated staff team.

On technical and non-legal matters relating to mining matters (such as geological reports) we are complemented by qualified geologists, engineers, surveyors, metallurgists and assayers in order to provide a complete advisory service on mining matters in Zimbabwe. We have advised clients on virtually all aspects of mining in respect of gold, iron, chrome, nickel, tantalite, uranium, zinc, copper, industrial minerals, coal, methane gas, diamonds and emeralds to name a few. We have advised concerns in these fields on mining rights, industrial relations, environmental issues compliance, marketing, share structures, finance and marketing.

Not only do we offer an advisory service but
  we are also able to bring purchasers and sellers of mining rights together. The principals have 20 years of legal and business experience. Terence Hussein served as a Board member of the largest integrated iron and steel plant in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (ZISCO). He also served as the Deputy Chair of the Board of the largest iron-ore mine, in Zimbabwe, Buchwa Iron Mining Company. ZISCO and Buchwa employed 3500 people at the time and had a production capacity of 40 000 tones of steel per month. Terence also served a board member of Zimchem (Pvt) Limited that employed 500 people. Zimchem is an industrial chemical producer and it ran the only Benzol Plant between the Sahara and the Limpopo River. In Africa it is the only producer of Benzene, Toluene and Xylene in this region. In 2006, Zimchem produced 2388 tonnes of Benzene. The managerial exposure in these companies gave Terence a unique and practical understanding of mining and downstream industry.

Terence also served as a member of a 10 member commission that ran the affairs of the capital city of Zimbabwe Harare, for four years. Harare has a population of two million people. Terence also served as the
 
Audit Committee Chairman for Ramotswa Steel, Botswana and Monarch Steel in Zambia for three years. Terence has handled mining affairs locally as well as for clients in Canada, the United States of America and Australia.

Terence has advised the government of Zimbabwe on legal matters relating to the environment, broadcasting, mining and agriculture. Terence has been engaged as a private advisor and represented numerous cabinet ministers, as well as the President of Zimbabwe.

Paresh is a qualified legal practitioner and Arbitrator. Paresh has extensive experience and knowledge of the mining industry having been called upon to structure mining ventures and deals for clients in China, India, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. In 2008, Paresh handled a mining portfolio valued at US$400 million and resulted in the exchange of US$85 million between transacting parties. Paresh’s specialty is Special Grants, Tributes and Investment Compliance.
 
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